AFCF began as income generating program for widows of the 1994 genocide and the AIDS epidemic, who were supporting their own and their extended families' children. In response to the growing number of child-headed households, the membership of 34 widows and 106 children established a bakery with the Firelight grant. The master baker is currently training 18 youth in bread production. Income from their sales provides the youth trainees with their first regular income. Firelight funding covered the costs of equipment, personnel, and raw materials to start the bakery. Funds also covered a 5 day training program for 100 children in income-generating activities and legal and human rights.